Tim Blake Nelson Net Worth

Tim Blake Nelson Net Worth is
$5 Million

Tim Blake Nelson Biography

Timothy Blake Nelson was born on the 11th May 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, of part-German and Russian descent, and is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Delmar O’Donnell in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000), playing Daniel Dalton, Jr. in “Syriana” (2005), and as Dr. Samuel Sterns in “The Incredible Hulk” (2008). He is also known as a director. His career has been active since 1989.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Tim Blake Nelson is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Tim’s net worth is over $5 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the film industry, not only as an actor, but also as a director.

Tim Blake Nelson Net Worth $5 Million

Tim Blake Nelson was raised in a Jewish family by his mother, Ruth who was a philanthropist and social activist, and his father Don Nelson, who worked as a geologist. Upon matriculation from Holland Hall School in 1982, he then enrolled at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain Resort Arts and Conference Center. Afterwards, he continued at Brown University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, graduating in 1986. He distinguished himself in Classical Studies, for which he won the Workman/Driskoll award. Two years later, he also graduated from Julliard.

Tim’s acting career began in 1989, when he made his debut appearance in the sketch comedy show “The Unnaturals”, but his first major role came in 1992, when he starred as Dennis in the film “This Is My Life”, and in the same year he appeared on the stage in the play “Eye Of God”, which was produced at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. All of these appearances marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. In 1995, he landed the role of Roger Johnson in the film “Heavy Weights”, starring alongside Aaron Schwartz and Tom McGowan, and in the following year, he was chosen to appear as Johnny Carthage in several episodes of the TV series “Dead Man’s Walk”, and he starred in the play entitled “The Grey Zone” at MCC Theater in New York.

During the next decade, Tim continued to line up success after success, starring in a number of film titles such as playing Gideon in Steven Spielberg’s film “Minority Report” (2002) alongside Colin Farrell and Tom Cruise, appearing in the role of Jacobo in “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004), portraying Officer LeFlore in the film “Meet The Fockers” in the same year, and as Curly in the 2006 film “Hoot”, directed by Wil Shriner. His next big role came in 2008, when he won the role of Samuel Sterns in Louis Leterrier’s film “The Incredible Hulk”, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. In the following year, he guest-starred in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and also appeared in the film “Leaves Of Grass”.

2011 was one of his greatest years, as he appeared in such TV series and film titles as “Detachment”, playing Mr. Wiatt, “Chaos”, as Casey Malick, and “The Big Year”, starring in the role of Fuchs. Since then, his career has only gone upwards, as he was cast in the following years in a number of film titles, including in the role of Richard Schell in another Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” (2012), playing the title role in James Franco’s film “Bukowski” (2013), and as Dr. Allen in the 2015 film “Fantastic Four”. All of these appearances have had an influence on his net worth.

Most recently, Tim landed the role in “The Confirmation” (2016), and was cast in several film titles in 2017 such as “Deidra & Laney Rob A Train”, “The Institute”, etc. Currently, he is filming “The True Don Quixote”, in which he will appear in the title role, and the films “Monster” and “The Long Home” are in post-production. His net worth is certainly rising.

Additional to his acting career, Tim is also recognized as a director, whose debut project was the film “Eye Of God” (1997), which was followed by “O” (2001), based on William Shakespear’s play “Othello”, and “Anesthesia” (2015), among others, all of which contributed to his wealth.

Speaking about his personal life, Tim Blake Nelson has been married to actress Lisa Benavides-Nelson since 1994; the couple has three sons together. Their current residence is in New York City.

Quick Facts

Full NameTim Blake Nelson
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 11, 1964
Place Of BirthTulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
ProfessionFilm Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Film Producer, Singer
EducationHolland Hall, Brown University, Juilliard School
SpouseLisa Benavides (m. 1994)
ParentsRuth Kaiser Nelson
NicknamesTimothy Blake Nelson , Time Blake Nelson , Timothy "Tim" Blake Nelson
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble
MoviesO Brother, Where Art Thou?, Fantastic Four,The Incredible Hulk, Leaves of Grass, The Grey Zone, Anesthesia, Holes, Child of God, Minority Report, The Homesman, Kill the Messenger, Syriana, Flypaper, The Thin Red Line, Big Miracle, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Blue Caprice, The Good Girl, As I Lay Dying, Eye of God, Meet the Fockers, Detachment, The Amateurs, The Last Shot, American Violet, The Confirmation, Warm Springs, Donnie Brasco, The Big Year, Saint John of Las Vegas, Come Early Morning, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Astronaut Farmer, The Big White, Lincoln, Heavyweights, The Sound and the Fury, Fido, Yelling to the Sky, My Suicidal Sweetheart, Hoot, This Is My Life, The Darwin Awards, Bereft, The Long Home, Joe's Apartment, Wonderland, Cherish, Adventures in the Sin Bin, Hamlet
TV ShowsKlondike, CHAOS, Z: The Beginning of Everything, Dead Man's Walk


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004German Independence Honorary AwardOldenburg Film FestivalAndrzej Zulawski
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)Alison Krauss (Artist)

Union Station (Artist)

Chris Thomas King (Artist)

Emmylou Harris (Artist)

Gillian Welch (Artist)

Harley Allen (Artist)

John Hartford (Artist)

Norman Blake (Artist)

Pat Enright (Artist)

Hannah Peasall (Artist)

Leah Peasall (Artist)

Sarah Peasall (Artist)

Ralph Stanley (Artist)

Sam Bush (Artist)

Stuart Duncan (Artist)

The Cox Family (Artist)

The Fairfield Four (Artist)

The Whites (Artist)

Peter F. Kurland (Engineer/Mixer)

Mike Piersante (Engineer/Mixer)

2001Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest DirectorO (2001)
1999Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Motion Picture EnsembleThe Thin Red Line (1998)Jim Caviezel

Sean Penn

Adrien Brody

Nick Nolte

Elias Koteas

Ben Chaplin

Dash Mihok

John Cusack

John C. Reilly

Woody Harrelson

Miranda Otto

Jared Leto

George Clooney

John Travolta

Nick Stahl

John Savage

Kirk Acevedo

Thomas Jane

Penelope Allen
1997American Independent AwardSeattle International Film FestivalEye of God (1997)
1997Bronze AwardTokyo International Film FestivalEye of God (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastLincoln (2012)Joseph Cross

Daniel Day-Lewis

Sally Field

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Jackie Earle Haley

Jared Harris

John Hawkes

Hal Holbrook

Tommy Lee Jones

Bruce McGill

Gulliver McGrath

David Oyelowo

Lee Pace

Gloria Reuben

James Spader

David Strathairn

Michael Stuhlbarg
2010Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalSpotlight PremiereLeaves of Grass (2009)
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorWarm Springs (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWarm Springs (2005)
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising Actor
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)George Clooney

John Turturro
2001Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalThe Grey Zone (2001)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001Tokyo Grand PrixTokyo International Film FestivalO (2001)
1998Someone to Watch AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsEye of God (1997)
1997Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticEye of God (1997)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleLincoln (2012)Michael Stuhlbarg

James Spader

Sally Field

Daniel Day-Lewis

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Jackie Earle Haley

Tommy Lee Jones

David Strathairn

Hal Holbrook



The Long Home2017post-production
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk2016post-productionWayne Foster
Bukowski2015completedHenry Bukowski
The Confirmation2015completedVaughn
Fantastic Four2015completedHarvey Elder
For Justice2015TV MovieOchs Rainey
Anesthesia2015Adam Zarrow
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2015TV SeriesRandy
Black Dog, Red Dog2015Bob
Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power2014Admiral Rickover
Kill the Messenger2014Alan Fenster
The Sound and the Fury2014Father
The Homesman2014Freighter
Klondike2014TV Mini-SeriesMeeker
Snake and Mongoose2013Mike McAllister
Child of God2013Sheriff Fate
As I Lay Dying2013Anse
Blue Caprice2013Ray
Lincoln2012Richard Schell
Adventures in the Sin Bin2012Officer Totsch
Big Miracle2012Pat Lafaytette
The Big Year2011Fuchs
Modern Family2011TV SeriesHank
Chaos2011TV SeriesCasey Malick
Detachment2011Mr. Wiatt
Yelling to the Sky2011Coleman
Flypaper2011Peanut Butter
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesPaulie Krill
Leaves of Grass2009Bolger
Saint John of Las Vegas2009Militant Ned
Possible Side Effects2009TV MovieBuzz
American Violet2008David Cohen
The Incredible Hulk2008Video GameSamuel Sterns (voice)
The Incredible Hulk2008Samuel Sterns
The Astronaut Farmer2006Kevin Munchak
Fido2006Mr. Theopolis
The Darwin Awards2006Perp
Come Early Morning2006Uncle Tim
Syriana2005Danny Dalton
Stella2005TV SeriesMountain Man
The Big White2005Gary
Warm Springs2005TV MovieTom Loyless
Crazy for Love2005Doctor, Chief Nakahoma, Minister, Roger Bob
The Amateurs2005Barney Macklehatton
Meet the Fockers2004Officer LeFlore
The Last Shot2004Marshal Paris
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004Jacobo
Wonderland2003Billy Deverell
Holes2003Dr. Pendanski
A Foreign Affair2003Jake Adams
Minority Report2002Gideon
The Good Girl2002Bubba
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000Delmar O'Donnell
Hamlet2000Flight Captain
The Thin Red Line1998Pvt. Tills
Prix Fixe1997ShortBusboy
Donnie Brasco1997FBI Technician
Joe's Apartment1996Cockroach (voice)
Dead Man's Walk1996TV Mini-SeriesJohnny Carthage
House of Buggin'1995TV SeriesKidnapper
Heavy Weights1995Roger Johnson
Amateur1994Young Detective
Motel Blue 191993Adult Luther (voice, uncredited)
This Is My Life1992Dennis


ZeldaTV Movie pre-production
Leaves of Grass2009
Haskett's Chance2006TV Movie
The Grey Zone2001
Eye of God1997


Leaves of Grass2009written by
The Grey Zone2001play "The Grey Zone" / written by
Kansas1998Short written by
Eye of God1997written by
Hardcore TV1992TV Series


Leaves of Grass2009producer
A Foreign Affair2003executive producer
The Grey Zone2001producer


The Grey Zone2001


O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000performer: "You Are My Sunshine" 1940, "In the Jailhouse Now" 1928


Don Jon2013the producers would like to thank
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary short thanks
Southland Tales2006thanks
The Slaughter Rule2002thanks


Gold Rush: The Dirt2014TV SeriesHimself
Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery2013DocumentaryHimself
Invitation to World Literature2010TV Series documentary
Media City2010TV SeriesHimself
SXSW Flashback 20102010TV MovieHimself
Sundance Directors Lab2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary shortHimself - 'Barney'
Making of 'Fido'2007Video documentary short
Dinner for Five2005TV SeriesHimself
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2000-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nightline Up Close2002TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Down from the Mountain2000DocumentaryHimself
Inside Look: Down from the Mountain2000TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Dianne Crittenden on 'The Thin Red Line'2010Video documentary shortHimself
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